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Market development for genetically modified foods.

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This book is based on papers presented at the 4th meeting of the International Consortium on Agricultural Biotechnology Research on the 'Economics of Agricultural Biotechnology'. A subset of those papers is included in this volume, which addresses market development issues in developed countries, primarily in Europe and North America. Organized in 4 parts, this volume focuses on consumer reactions...

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Chapter 10 (Page no: 113)

Gains to yield-increasing research in the evolving Canadian canola research industry.

The objective of this chapter is to estimate the returns to yield-increasing Canadian rape research over time (1960-97) as a means of examining whether the changes in the rape research industry have affected the returns to research. The chapter begins by presenting a simple economic model to show how changing property rights and government involvement can affect both the level and the return to research. This is followed by a description of the framework used to estimate the returns to research. The econometric model and the data used to estimate the relationship between research expenditure and yield over time are then presented. The estimated parameters are then applied historically to the rape market to estimate the return to research under different scenarios. It is concluded that the rate of return from rape research has been on decline throughout the study period. The increase in private research and development efforts did not actually yield as much net benefit as one would expect when witnessing a large amount of private investment flowing into an otherwise publicly funded research area.

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Chapter: 9 (Page no: 101) The potential effect of recombinant bovine somatotropin on world dairying. Author(s): Jarvis, L. S.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 127) Determinants of GMO use: a survey of Iowa maize-soybean farmers' acreage allocation. Author(s): Alexander, C. Fernandez-Cornejo, J. Goodhue, R. E.
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Chapter: 13 (Page no: 159) Ex ante economic assessment of adopting genetically engineered crops in Finland. Author(s): Niemi, J. Virolainen, M.
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Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Department of Agricultural Economics, 3D34 Agriculture Building, University of Saskatchewan, 51 Campus Drive, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S7N 5A8, Canada.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2001
  • ISBN
  • 9780851995731
  • Record Number
  • 20023038265